Summer Internship: Environmental Health Internship, accepting applications

Environmental Health Internship

The Environmental Health Strategy Center is seeking talented, hard-working, passionate candidates to work on local and national campaigns to protect communities from chemicals linked with cancer, asthma, and other health problems.  This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, science-based policy organization and build your skills in community organizing, environmental health policy, and campaign advocacy.

Activities may include:

  • Work on local and national policy campaigns
  • Build relationships with target constituencies such as cancer-affected communities, local businesses, and parent groups
  • Organize outreach events such as films and workshops
  • Recruit activists to join rallies and media events
  • Reach out to supporters to take action through phone calls, emails, and social media
  • Conduct outreach at fairs and festivals throughout the state of Maine

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Demonstrated work ethic
  • Strong team player
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Serious commitment to social justice

Hours and compensation:

Full and part time positions available. This is an unpaid position, however we are happy to work with students to secure institutional funding and/or course credit. Bowdoin Career Planning Center may have funding for this internship.

Applications will be reviews on a rolling basis until positions are filled- the window to accept applications is usually January-March. Please send a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, skills, and experience — we want to know who you are, what you’re interested in, and what strengths you would bring to our work. Feel free to include a writing sample (optional). Send to Emily Postman at epostman (at) preventharm.org. You can also feel free to contact me with any questions you have throughout the application process.

Internship: Kennebec Land Trust Summer 2018 Internship (Apply by 2/19/18)

2018 KLT Ronald Joseph Summer Internship

The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking summer interns to work on trail maintenance and construction, land conservation projects, invasive plant control, educational programming, and general office work such as writing press releases and sending out mailings. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with environmental education programs at the Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead http://vaughanhomestead.org/.

Interested applicants should be willing to learn basic plant identification skills, be able to perform physically demanding field work, be comfortable multi-tasking in the office, and have an interest in land conservation.

Optional Independent Research Opportunities: In addition to our Summer Internship Program, KLT provides opportunities for students to conduct independent research focused on wildlife and plant ecology, land use history, and conservation and resource management.  Students can work with an advisor from their college or university on their independent projects and will be asked to submit a short summary of their research to KLT upon completion of their project. This summer we are specifically looking for students to conduct projects focused on:

1) enhancing wildlife habitat in managed forestlands  2) stream ecology 3) rare plant research 4) invasive plant ecology and control 5) the agricultural land use history of inland Maine islands 6) the economic and conservation benefits of local wood economies.

In addition to these topics, we welcome other project proposals.

Students’ studies have the potential to enhance KLT’s educational offerings, and to inform property management plans and our Strategic Conservation Plan.

KLT will help students frame research questions and identify properties on which to conduct research.

2009-20017 Interns and Research projects

Rate of pay: KLT will provide a modest stipend. Interns and students conducting independent research projects are encouraged to apply for grant funding or work study funds from their college or university to compensate their time with KLT. KLT will provide mileage at IRS rate for summer interns. Some housing opportunities are available.

KLT supervision:  Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director and Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director.

Hours: Flexible hours; 32-40 hours a week (Friday research day optional); June-August; some weeks will consist of more work hours than others.

Qualifications:

  • minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in education, environmental science, biology, forestry, geography or related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • strong organizational and time management skills
  • ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
  • comfortable working outside
  • valid drivers license

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by February 19,2018. Both academic and prior work references are accepted.

Send full application to:
The Kennebec Land Trust
c/o Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director
PO Box 261
Winthrop, Maine 04364

OR BY Email: jtheriault@tklt.org

 

Summer Research Fellowship: Integrative Agroecology & Sustainability, Colorado State University (Deadline to apply 2/28/18)

Integrative Agroecology and Sustainability – Summer Research Fellowship Program 2018 at Colorado State University

Spend Summer 2018 in a USDA-NIFA Research and Extension Experience for Undergraduates (REEU) exploring your scientific interests and work with leading scientists at Colorado State University (CSU). The USDA NIFA Integrative Agroecology and Sustainability REEU provides research placements for college-level sophomores and juniors to participate in work addressing complex challenges to global food security and environmental change. In Summer 2018, student fellows will engage in eight weeks of research augmented with professional development opportunities from June 3 – July 27, 2018. Find complete details and application materials at https://tinyurl.com/CSUREEU2018.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a United States Citizen
  • Sophomore or Junior class standing
  • Preferred Majors, but not required:

Agricultural Sciences
Business
Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences
Natural sciences
Sustainability Sciences

Dates of Fellowship:

June 3rd —July 27th, 2018

Benefits:

  • $4,000 stipend
  • CSU’s Recreation Center access
  • CSU Full Room & Board, available as double-occupancy
  • Travel Support, available

Application Deadline:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Debra Kaye Holman, PhD
Academic Success/Internship Coordinator
HEASC Sustainability Fellow

Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability
Natural Resource Ecology Lab
Warner College of Natural Resources
Colorado State University
Campus Delivery 1476
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1476

Phone: (970) 491-2139
Fax: (970) 491-1965

Office: ESS Department, NESB A204
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Internship Opportunity: Internships with Impact (Spring semester 2018)

Internships with Impact – Make a Difference 

Impact is a project of leading nonprofits that runs grassroots campaigns.  In Maine, Impact interns will work on the Federal Environmental Defense Campaign. Impact is looking for interns to help with Environment Maine’s campaign to defend our environmental protections in Congress again this spring.

Over the past 50 years, America has made progress for a clean environment through the creation of protections such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Car Standards.  Today, the administration is looking to eliminate these environmental protections, leaving us and future generations with a more polluted and dirtier environment.

To stop these rollbacks, Environment Maine is asking Senators King and Collins to commit to defending our environmental protections.  We’re targeting Senator Collins in particular because she is a moderate Republican who believes in climate change and environmental protection.

Impact interns will learn how to pressure and encourage legislators to vote for environmental protections in Congress by helping building support throughout Maine through grassroots support, opinion media, and attending a district meeting in Senator Collins’ office.

You can read more about our internships on our website: http://weareimpact.org/internship-apply.html

If you have any questions, please contact Jacqueline Guyol at (314) 707-1445 or jguyol@weareimpact.org.
Jacqueline Guyol
Campaign Organizer at Impact
314-707-1445 (c)
weareimpact.org
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Summer Fellowship: UNH Sustainability Fellowships (Apply by 2/14/18)

What are you doing this summer?

UNH Sustainability Fellowships pair outstanding graduate and undergraduate students with competitive, challenging, multi-disciplinary projects based with organizations and communities across New England that propel us towards a sustainable, resilient future. The program runs 10 weeks, starting the first week of June. Fellows receive mentorship and unique networking opportunities, as well as generous compensation.

Why should you apply?

• New skills and knowledge
• Access to extensive professional contacts and networks
• Compelling projects to build your professional portfolio
• $6,000 compensation

Who should apply?

• Graduate and upperclass undergraduate students from any accredited college or university

• Students from all disciplines interested in a sustainability career

Please submit your application by February 14, 2018 at midnight.

Have questions about the program. Click here to learn more!

Job: Summer Naturalists at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (Applications Due: 2/15/18)

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) is hiring a new cohort of summer naturalists. This dynamic position trains naturalists in communicating the local botany, geology and history of the area. The main responsibility of the naturalist position is to lead guided hikes in the stunning Elk Mountains. Naturalists also manage the nature preserve in town, working with birds of prey, gardening, speaker series, and teach environmental education to children at the center.  One of the best parts about this job, besides getting to work outdoors and do work that matters, is the great community of recent college graduates from around the country working as naturalists. ACES naturalists develop deeper understanding and knowledge that guides them on their career paths.

Interested applicants can go to our website to find out more information about the position and the application process.  All applications are due February 15, 2018.

We have really enjoyed working with Bowdoin alumni in the past and we would love to continue that relationship. Please share this posting with current and former Bowdoin students and let us know if you have any questions.
Katie
naturalist@aspennature.org

 

Internship: Summer Maine Land Conservation Paid Summer Internship- Apply by 2/18/18

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Maine Land Conservation Paid Summer Internship

These paid internships will provide seven Maine college students an opportunity to work with Maine land trusts to gain experience in land stewardship and conservation. The successful candidates will learn about land conservation and practical skills involved in caring for land. The program begins on June 4th and ends on August 17th. The successful candidates will be self-motivated and willing to work independently or as part of a team.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a non-profit organization that conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological values, outdoor recreation opportunities and contribution to community well-being.  MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities and other partners.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2018

Wage: $11 per hour, 35 to 40 hours per week, 11 weeks, up to $5000

For more information and application details: email interns@mcht.org.

Internship: Kennebec Land Trust, Summer Internship (Deadline to apply: 2/19/18)

2018 KLT Ronald Joseph Summer Internship

The Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) is seeking summer interns to work on trail maintenance and construction, land conservation projects, invasive plant control, educational programming, and general office work such as writing press releases and sending out mailings. Interns will have the opportunity to assist with environmental education programs at the Vaughan Woods & Historic Homestead http://vaughanhomestead.org/.

Interested applicants should be willing to learn basic plant identification skills, be able to perform physically demanding field work, be comfortable multi-tasking in the office, and have an interest in land conservation.

Optional Independent Research Opportunities: In addition to our Summer Internship Program, KLT provides opportunities for students to conduct independent research focused on wildlife and plant ecology, land use history, and conservation and resource management.  Students can work with an advisor from their college or university on their independent projects and will be asked to submit a short summary of their research to KLT upon completion of their project. This summer we are specifically looking for students to conduct projects focused on:

1) enhancing wildlife habitat in managed forestlands  2) stream ecology 3) rare plant research 4) invasive plant ecology and control 5) the agricultural land use history of inland Maine islands 6) the economic and conservation benefits of local wood economies.

In addition to these topics, we welcome other project proposals.

Students’ studies have the potential to enhance KLT’s educational offerings, and to inform property management plans and our Strategic Conservation Plan.

KLT will help students frame research questions and identify properties on which to conduct research.

2009-20017 Interns and Research projects

Rate of pay: KLT will provide a modest stipend. Interns and students conducting independent research projects are encouraged to apply for grant funding or work study funds from their college or university to compensate their time with KLT. KLT will provide mileage at IRS rate for summer interns. Some housing opportunities are available.

KLT supervision:  Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director and Theresa Kerchner, Executive Director.

Hours: Flexible hours; 32-40 hours a week (Friday research day optional); June-August; some weeks will consist of more work hours than others.

Qualifications:

  • minimum of one year of college, with preference to students working towards degrees in education, environmental science, biology, forestry, geography or related degree (or equivalent experience); other majors will be considered
  • ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • strong organizational and time management skills
  • ability to perform moderately strenuous manual labor
  • comfortable working outside
  • valid drivers license

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of two references to the address below by February 19,2018. Both academic and prior work references are accepted.

Send full application to:

The Kennebec Land Trust

c/o Jean-Luc Theriault, Stewardship Director

PO Box 261

Winthrop, Maine 04364

OR

Email: jtheriault@tklt.org

Internship (unpaid): Environmental Health Strategy Center

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INTERNSHIP

The Environmental Health Strategy Center is seeking talented, hard-working, passionate candidates to work on local and national campaigns to protect communities from chemicals linked with cancer, asthma, and other health problems.  This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, science-based policy organization and build your skills in community organizing, environmental health policy, and campaign advocacy.

Activities may include:

  • Work on local and national policy campaigns
  • Build relationships with target constituencies such as cancer-affected communities, local businesses, and parent groups
  • Organize outreach events such as films and workshops
  • Recruit activists to join rallies and media events
  • Reach out to supporters to take action through phone calls, emails, and social media
  • Conduct outreach at fairs and festivals throughout the state

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Demonstrated work ethic
  • Strong team player
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently
  • Serious commitment to social justice

Hours and compensation:

Full and part time positions available. This is an unpaid position, however we are happy to work with students to secure institutional funding and/or course credit.
* NOTE: Bowdoin Career Planning Center may have funding for unpaid internships

Deadline:

Applications will be reviews on a rolling basis until positions are filled. Please send a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest, skills, and experience — we want to know who you are, what you’re interested in, and what strengths you would bring to our work. Feel free to include a writing sample (optional). Send to Emily Postman at epostman (at) preventharm.org. You can also feel free to contact me with any questions you have throughout the application process.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Maine Natural Areas Program, Field Ecology Intern (Deadline to apply: 2/9/18)

Maine Natural Areas Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Field Ecology Intern

The Maine Natural Areas Program seeks summer interns to assist with the identification, monitoring, and assessment of natural communities and rare plants in various locations throughout Maine. Fieldwork includes collection of ecological data (e.g., vegetation composition, soils, forest structure), identification of plants, and use of hand-held GPS units. Some office work is required, including creating GIS maps, data entry and analysis, and landowner contact. Individuals must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time under a wide variety of conditions, including long hikes across rugged terrain. The position requires a strong interest in plant ecology, forestry, or wetland ecology, and unmitigated enthusiasm. Familiarity with New England’s vegetation or related field experience is strongly preferred, along with experience using ArcGIS. Position is 40 hours/week from approximately May 2018 to September 2018 and pays $13.00/hour. Some overnight travel is required. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday February 9th, 2018.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Kristen Puryear
Maine Natural Areas Program
93 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0093
Kristen.Puryear@maine.gov (electronic applications preferred)

For more information on MNAP see the website: www.maine.gov/dacf/mnap/